Danish Refugee Council NGO Team Leader- Emergency Project Manger Jobs in Ethiopia

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.



DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants.


The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.


With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.


The Team Leader- Emergency Project Manager will be in charge of coordinating the mobile emergency team in West Guji.


He / She will work with clusters, inter - clusters and partner organizations to identify potential locations for deployment balancing access, needs and logistical support.


He / She will supervise the Emergency team and be overall responsible for the emergency interventions and project cycle.


The Team Leader- Emergency Project Manager will be responsible for organizing and supervising the implementation of emergency response in West Guji including rapid needs assessments and emergency interventions and look for further scale up if needed and strategic for DRC.


Responsibilities

  • Conduct multi-sectorial rapid assessments
  • Monitor humanitarian alerts through the team, humanitarian partners and rapidly launch assessments with prior validation of the Emergency Advisor
  • Plan multi-sectorial evaluation including operational aspects (team composition, number of cars required, movement plan, security checks with the Emergency Advisor or Area Manager)
  • Supervise the team for data collection and entry, conduct quality checks, and triangulate information to ensure veracity and reliability of data
  • Write rapid needs assessment reports using defined format, and within established deadlines, providing clear operational recommendations for intervention
  • Represent DRC towards local partners/local government bodies and community leaders during rapid needs assessments and ensure, in collaboration with the Emergency Advisor (or Area Manager) and coordination with other humanitarian partners
  • Review existing assessment tools and propose improvements/ adjustments to the Emergency Advisor (or Area Manager) as necessary and in line with the emergency response mandate

    Organize/supervise the emergency response and further scale up

  • Supporting in initiating the coordination with relevant bodies around the revision of tools for rapid multi-sectorial assessments
  • Review assessment findings on the and advise on recommended interventions, considering the do no harm principle
  • Reviewing/editing and validating assessments and intervention reports produced by the respective Sector Officers and sharing them with relevant partners at field/central levels
  • Coordinating the emergency response with other humanitarian partners possessing emergency response capacity to avoid overlapping/facilitate synergies
  • With the logistic department, ensure timely procurement and supply of materials required for emergency response activities
  • Participating in relevant coordination forums to share updates on the emergency response (methodology, tools, results, operations, etc.)
  • Following up with the Clusters and other inter-agency forums, on the recommendations produced by the RRM to increase coverage of needs (where gaps identified)
  • Provide strategic inputs for further scale of responses and emergency intervention in coordination with the Emergency Advisor and other relevant technical staff

    Project Management & Monitoring

  • Have full supervision and management of the entire emergency project cycle from design to closure phases
  • Manage the assigned budgets, and ensure forecasts and expenses’ burning rates are regularly done and followed.
  • Ensure procurement plans are prepared in advance
    to the commencements of projects and followed to ensure project supply are timely available as per implementation plan
  • Review project monitoring tools as necessary and prepare monthly Activity Progress Reports (to be sent to Emergency Advisor or Area Manager)
  • Ensure PMDs are systematically conducted, analyze data an prepare the report (to be shared with Emergency Advisor or Area Manager)
  • Link with the M&E team to facilitate external monitoring of the project and take corrective actions where necessary
  • Link with the M&E team to facilitate the roll out of a feedback and complaint mechanism as part of the emergency response

    Manage the project team

  • Recruit and supervise the project team in collaboration with the Emergency Advisor/Area Manager and HR department
  • Review and update the HR needs for effective project implementation and rapid response
  • Identify needs for training and liaise with the Emergency Advisor to provide additional orientation
  • Develop action plans and weekly planning for program team movements in link with the Logistic Department
  • Conduct evaluation of staff according to DRC procedures

    Represent DRC

  • In collaboration with the Emergency Advisor/Area Manager, represent DRC towards and coordinate with local authorities and humanitarian partners involved in emergency response
  • Represent DRC towards communities, communicating about DRC mandate, eligibility criteria for emergency projects, and humanitarian principles

    In this position, you will also be expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for Excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the Lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating Integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values.


    Personal Specifications

    Required

  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • At least 4 years of professional experience working as a technical expert/manager in the area of Emergency response combined with experience in Cash/Voucher Distribution and financial management responsibilities
  • Prior work experience with INGO in project management in complex emergency setting, involving internal displacements (and added value if in West Guji)
  • Strong experience with assessment/monitoring tools and systems
  • Experience with donor compliance and reporting in addition to admin/finance skills
  • Strong experience in staff supervision and remote management
  • Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
  • Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must)
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills, demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to plan ahead and stress-resilient
  • Additional qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions
  • Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
  • Advanced degree in social science, economics, humanitarian action or disaster response or any related field
  • Languages: (indicate fluency level)
  • English (fluent) - essential
  • Oromo (fluent) - essential
  • Amharic (fluent) - essential


    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on our website under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than September 30th, 2018.


    For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council NGO Team Leader- Emergency Project Manger Jobs in Ethiopia

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